To be honest the familiarisation paper doesn't look as different from the past papers as I'd feared so DS (Year 5) is still using a lot of the stuff I bought for DD (2011)
I'm having to be a bit creative about the creative writing part ('scuse pun) and I'm doing about half as much VR prep time as I did with big sis plus some Bond NVR for good luck.
Yes-that's what we're doing. It's fun trying to think up ideas for the continuous writing practice! As the one in the familiarisation paper was quite simple/familiar to them-I think the real thing will be along these lines, too. That was describing an animal-it could be food/a person/place/day out? Erm..!? It's certainly shown up how appalling DD's spelling is
Can I ask which Bond NVR did you buy?